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Jonathan Tisdall vs Graham D Lee
"Tis Not Dull" (game of the day Jan-09-2022)
London (1981), London ENG
Sicilian Defense: Pin. Koch Variation (B40)  ·  1-0



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Aug-04-11  madhatter5: brilliant
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: What happens if black plays 15...Nc6 instead of 15...d5?
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  Phony Benoni: <Gregor Samsa Mendel: What happens if black plays 15...Nc6 instead of 15...d5?>

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Then 16.exf7+ followed by 17.Rhe1+ looks destructive. White has too many pieces aiming at e7.

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <PB>--Thanks. It somehow never occurred to me that the white e-pawn could capture on f7 as well as d7.
Feb-26-12  JohnBoy: yeah - white to move at 15 is a solid Saturday puzzle.
Mar-14-12  Interbond: Tisdall has commented this game in a norwegian chessmagazine . If we should believe his comments he actually played 11. Bg5! Qb6 12.Bd3?! Nf5? ....... and the game ended 18.Rd8+ Kxd8 19.Qxf8+ 1-0
Apr-19-14  BxChess: <Gregor Samsa Mendel>, <Phony Benoni> I'm also puzzled by the defence 15...Nc6.
If 16. exd7+ Bxd7 17. Rhe1+ Be6
and if 18. Rxe6 Qxe6 then Black stands better as far as pieces go at least. If White doesn't exchange the Rook for the Bishop on 18 Rxe6, then I don't see how White can continue the attack and Black is a Knight up
Jul-23-14  ColeTrane: 6...Ne4?
Jul-23-14  Rama: "Tis the Wiz" we called him in Syracuse CC in the early 70's. He was just a kid.
Oct-30-21  Whitehat1963: Rough game for Guess the Move.
Oct-31-21  Granny O Doul: Tisdall's move order (per Interbond's comment above) certainly looks more plausible, aside from the fact that Tisdall was there.
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  catlover: This game lives up to its title.
Jan-09-22  probabilitytheorist: What happens if 15... f6?
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  perfidious: <probabilitytheorist: What happens if 15... f6?>

The line 16.exd7+ followed by 17.Rhe1+ is terminal.

Jan-09-22  goodevans: <xChess: <Gregor Samsa Mendel>, <Phony Benoni> I'm also puzzled by the defence 15...Nc6. If 16. exd7+...>

Puzzle no more as <Phony Benoni>'s 16.exf7+ is irrefutable.

Jan-09-22  Nosnibor: Nice finish. Tisdall gave his opponent no leeway!
Jan-09-22  Confuse: <BxChess> from 8 years ago, there's no need for 18. Rxe6, Rd8# is the follow up.
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  HeMateMe: Is that G. Lee the same guy who played for Rush all of these years?
Jan-09-22  goodevans: <Confuse> In <BxChess>'s line Black has cleared the back rack with 15...Nc6 and 16...Bxd7 so d8 is defended by the R on a8.
Jan-09-22  erimiro1: Poor black, was happy after 14.- Qg6 for he was sure that he's going to exchange queens. But then came 15. e6!!. But the mystery move is 12. Bg5. The natural move was 12.Bh6
Jan-09-22  goodevans: <erimiro1> Bg5 makes much more sense if it was White's 11th move rather than his 12th, which I believe it was. See <Interbond>'s comment from 2012.

This would also explain Black's 11...Qb6 which the SF annotations have dubbed an error.

I have submitted a correction slip to get the game score adjusted accordingly.

Jan-09-22  Z truth 000000001: <

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she's goes away

Wonder this time where she's gone
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away

And I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know

Hey I oughta leave young thing alone
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone, woh woh
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Only darkness every day
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away
Anytime she goes away


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  kingscrusher: Blimey 15.e6 is amazing indeed
Feb-24-22  DaviesNjugunah: yeah thats insane KC!
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  kingscrusher: I blogged about this game here:

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